First up, FLOCK.
I stamped the stems in waterproof green ink, and after dabbing each leaf with a glue pen, I sprinkled on lavender flock. It's darker in the photo than real life (photo editing software limitations) but the close-up shows the fuzzy effect perfectly!
I used SU markers in pumpkin, mustard, and summer sun...dabbing the pumpkin and mustard over the summer sun. Then, I spritzed the stamp with water to blend the colors and give this wonderfully autumnal watercolor effect!
The first card could be used for almost any situation. But the second one is absolutely perfect for the Thanksgiving Crusade. I just love how two different techniques can yield such different results with one stamp.
Cool Tip: To create the banners, I used a 3/4" square punch...just the corner of it. Hold the punch upside down so you can see where the paper is positioned, put thin edge of the strip into one corner of the punch at a 45-degree angle, and punch the divot out. You could use any size square punch, I imagine, but the smaller ones are easier to hold.
stamps: Gina K Designs
ink: Memento bamboo, Versacolor Sahara Sand; SU markers
paper: PTI white
accessories: flock, Quickie glue pen, dimensionals, square punch; SU markers, water spray bottle, dimensionals, square punch